Tom Krueger

A Broad View From Mobile To Web

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    NEW BLOG - Smart Client Data

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    There's a new blog in town and it's name is Smart Client Data . I just met Steve Lasker last night at that .NET Developers Association user group in Redmond. Steve is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Data Designtime team at Microsoft. We were chating...
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    The Holy Grail List of Developer Tools and More

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    There is a good chance that you have seen this list, but if you haven't it is a must. Scott Hanselman has produced an awesome list of tools with brief descriptions called " Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List ". The list...
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    Ugh, I forgot my password

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    Hey all, I have been away from the blog world for quite a while now because I forgot my password. Duh! My last day at Microsoft was in April and in the transition to starting my consulting company Blue Pen Solutions I forgot to switch my blog over...
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    A New Look for ASP.NET 2.0 - Beta 2 QuickStart Tutorials

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    The ASP.NET 2.0 Beta QuickStarts have recently been updated and I must say they are looking pretty sweet. There is tons of code and tons of documentation describing the code. This live tutorial is an excellent starting point for newcomers to ASP.NET and...
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    Blog or Die

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    Have you ever thought about blogging and wondered why we do this or what benefits it has? What about how blogging may change the world? Robert Scoble has posted a draft of the first chapter of the book he and Shel Israel are writing titled Blog or Die...
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    Tip: Use Form.Close() opposed to Application.Exit()

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    When closing your application from code, for example in the File | Exit menu you should use Form.Close() (ie this.Close() or Me.Close) opposed to Application.Exit(). When calling Application.Exit everything is told to stop immediately and then the appplication...
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    Give up your apps to help Microsoft test compatibility with Whidbey.

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    This is your chance to help make Whidbey compatible with .NET Framework 2003. Jay Roxe is asking for your corporate .NET Framework 2003 applications so Microsoft can test compatiblity. Check out Jay's post I need .NET Framework 2003 Applications!
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    How to handle Unhandled Exceptions

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    When an exception occurs is thrown in your application, but is never caught the application ends up crashing. Not exactly a user friendly application. So that you can better handle these unhandled exceptions and at the minimum close the application gracefully...
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    My Experience Converting IssueVision to .NET Framework 2.0

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    Today I inherited a computer which I was suppose to get IssueVision up an running on Whidbey the next release of Visual Studio. Overall the process was very simple except for one problem that took more time than I would like. I wanted to pass along the...
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    The .NET Celebrity Auction for Aceh Aid at IDEP - Tsunamis Relief

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    This is a neat idea of how to help out with releif for the Tsunamis and get .NET expertise in return. Below is the text form the EBay Auction , where .NET Experts are auctioning time to donate money. The .NET Celebrity Auction for Aceh Aid at IDEP Thirty...
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    Book of Smartphone Programming articles (kinda)

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    Do you wish there was one place to look for articles on Smartphone programming that were already categorized? Nauman Leghari's blog post is currently hosted on the Smart Client Developer Center where he categoriezed a bunch of articles and "kinda" made...
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    Feadback Please - .NET Compact Framework Team

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    Do you ever find yourself cursing while developing with the .NET Compact Framework, wondering what the heck the Microsoft development team was thinking? Here is your chance to put your two (or three, or more) cents in. The .NET Compact Framework Team...
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    Windows FX SDK

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    Interested in getting ahead of the curve and learning about WinFX. Check out the preliminary WinFX SDK. http://winfx.msdn.microsoft.com/
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    .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Available

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    We just published Service Pack 3 for the .NET Compact Framework 1.0. Here's the link to the download page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A5A02311-194B-4C00-B445-F92BEC03032F&displaylang=en Fixed Issues: - Transitions between...
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    Personality Test, Geek Style

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    Check it out, you can find out what operating system you are based on your personality traits. The survey was a bit long (about 20 questions if my memory serves me), however, I did get a kick out of many of the answer selections. I turned out being Windows...
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    Get Personal With Microsoft Through Blogs

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    This morning I received an email from Mike Zintel an Engineering manager at Microsoft with the .NET Compact Framework. He was telling me about the number of views he has received on his blog. Now I don't know if he was bragging, maybe just sending me...
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    Announcing - Smart Client Development Center Rebooted

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    The Smart Client Development Center has gotten a face lift. Check out what Jonathan Wells the Smart Client Product Manager is saying about it http://blogs.msdn.com/onoj/archive/2004/12/03/274799.aspx
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    .NET Things To Be Thankful For (Funny)

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    A little humor never hurt. http://www.theserverside.net/cartoons/Top10_NET_Thankful/Top10_NET_Thankful.swf
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    Halo 2 Junkies, analyze your stats

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    Sweet, I can't wait to try. Now all I need is Halo 2. Pull your Halo 2 stats into Excel Check this out. This guy built an Excel spreadsheet that will pull in the Halo 2 RSS stats feed from Bungie and let you look at your data in all sorts o' ways. Now...
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    Determining the Unique ID of a device

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    If you ever find yourself needing to identify one device from another the following links should prove useful. Retrieving the Windows CE Device ID with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Get Device ID using Platform Invoke These links can also be found...
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    Online Chat Today, Sept 9th 10:00AM PST - Smart Device Programming with Visual Studio .NET 2003

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    Join Microsoft experts in an online chat: Smart Device Programming with Visual Studio .NET 2003 < http://communities2.microsoft.com/home/chatroom.aspx?siteid=34000070 > Please join the members of the .NET Compact Framework and Visual Studio product...
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    Webcast: Wednesday, September 8th 11:00 PST Tip and Tricks for the .NET Compact Framework Developer

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    Hello, Wanted to announce a MSDN webcast that I will be presenting on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:00A.M PST. Yes that is tomorrow (or today depending on where you are located). The webcast is titled Tips, Tricks, Tools, and Best Practices for the ...
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    Get your voice hear by Windows Embedded.

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    If you would like to report a bug or request a feature for Windows Embedded, there is a new email alias that is watched by the product group at Microsoft. Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/community/community/feedback/
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    OpenNETCF Coding Competition

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    Anyone up for a game of coding cool mobile apps? If you like coding, mobile stuff, and have competitive spirit check out the coding competition being put on by OpenNETCF. http://wiki.opennetcf.org/ow.asp?CodingCompetition
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    What is the fastest way to build a 10000 record dataset on a device? (Funny yet informative)

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    I was reading the .NET Compact Framework Newsgroup posts this morning and came across a hilarious post by Neil Cowburn. Numbers 3, 5, & 6 are actually informative. ----- Question: What is the fastest way to build a 10000 record dataset on a device...
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